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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:28 pm 
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Butterflies get ants to raise young

WASHINGTON - Call it the cuckoo of butterflies. Like the well-known birds, the Alcon blue butterfly has found a way to get others to raise its offspring. Researchers in Denmark report that the large blue butterfly has managed to produce larvae with a chemical coating similar to that of the local Myrmica rubra ants.

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Wow! Interesting!

Just proves humans weren't all that clever when they figured out how to have other people keep them fat and happy, eh? Birds and butterflies can do the same thing.

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